CANON VB-C60 Network Digital Video Camera
PART NUMBER: CANON VB-C60
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The VB-C60 is the perfect solution for monitoring a wide variety of settings, from small retail shops to large facilities, indoors and outdoors. Thanks to its 56° wide angle lens and 40x optical zoom, the VB-C60 is the perfect solution when you need to observe a large area with a single installation. The VB-C60's high sensitivity CCD delivers superior image quality, even in low-light situations. Offering a wide array of new "intelligent" functions for increased efficiency, the VB-C60 is the reliable choice for your video monitoring needs.
40x Optical Zoom with 56° Wide Angle Lens
The VB-C60 features the industry's most powerful 40x optical zoom and 4x digital zoom. The camera's advanced auto focus system achieves smooth, immediate focus. Thanks to Canon's optical technology, the VB-C60 ultra-long zoom is able to maintain edge-to-edge tonal accuracy and clarity through the entire zoom range. The VB-C60 also features a genuine Canon wide angle lens, with a 56° horizontal field of view. Canon's superior optical technology is powerful and precise, our high-precision aspherical lens allows for high resolution video in a variety of conditions. Colors remain true due to use of low dispersion glass. The bright F1.6 diameter lens combined with high-sensitivity CCD provides optimal contrast even in low light. The infrared lens coating minimizes ghosting due to infrared rays and increases night mode sensitivity. The lens system is built upon Canon video camera technology to provide high quality continuous video capture that is equipped to handle diverse lighting conditions and temperatures throughout the day.
Progressive Scan CCD
The VB-C60 utilizes a progressive-scan CCD to allow for the capture of noise-less, high quality video (M-JPEG or MPEG-4) of moving subjects. Genuine Canon optics combined with the high-sensitivity CCD provides optimal contrast, and the primary-color CCD also delivers excellent colors and tonal quality, even in low light.
Smart Shade Control
If the background of an image is too bright to see main subjects, the VB-C60 allows you adjust the contrast of the darker areas to make it easier to see. Unlike backlight compensation, the shade correction adjusts darker areas of the image, while maintaining the brightness of the brighter areas, so the background image remains clear. Since this process occurs in the camera, image degradation is minimized and the load on the system is reduced.
The VB-C60's Image Stabilizer feature effectively works to compensate for image blur caused by camera vibrations or movement. This is useful against building vibration or strong winds, like when the camera is installed on an outdoor pole.
Exceptional Low Light Performance
The VB-C60's bright lens combined with a high-sensitivity CCD and Canon's proprietary imaging engine, work together to provide exceptional low light performance for clear visibility of camera subject and surroundings. You can even see color images down to low as 0.7 lux of light. Moving subjects can be clearly seen with minimal noise in low light conditions. The primary-color CCD delivers excellent colors and tonal quality suited to the brightness of the environment.
Auto Day / Night Capability
The Auto Day/Night feature switches automatically in dark night-time conditions. You can select up to five different brightness levels for Auto Day/Night switching, to provide options for a wider range of environments. Capable of capturing color images of subjects with brightness as low as 0.7 lux (1/30 sec.), the VB-C60 is ideal for video monitoring of locations with variable lighting.
Camera Setting Adjustments
The VB-C60 has a variety of camera setting adjustments for various situations:
Three Metering Modes
The VB-C60 offers three selectable metering modes, or methods for measuring brightness (amount of light) of subjects to set the exposure. This is a first in this class of network cameras. Choose from "Average", "Center-Weighted" or "Spot", which can be switched depending on the shooting condition.
Seven Levels of Exposure Compensation
Automatic exposure compensation offers seven levels of correction. Compared to other cameras where only positive correction for backlit situations is available the VB-C60 has negative correction for overly bright situations, so you can set the white balance and the light source to match the installation site. Below is an example of positive correction.
Shutter Priority Auto Exposure
The VB-C60 allows you to select a desired shutter speed, and the camera will then set the matching aperture value for a proper exposure. If you change the shutter speed, or the light level changes, the camera adjusts the aperture accordingly. This is useful for fast-moving subjects such as cars in motion, where setting a fast shutter speed will ensure blur-free capture.
Camera Control and Functionality
The VB-C60 has a variety of control features:
The VB-C60 features pan/tilt control that move the camera right to left, up and down, making it easy to adjust the angle of view. The VB-C60 has an extremely wide pan and tilt range and provides coverage for a full 360° horizontal field of view (pan range ±170°). The camera's viewing angle can be easily adjusted via PC, and images are exceptionally clear during PTZ movement without the occurrence of motion blur. The camera can pan or tilt at a rate of 150°/second. Combined with the wide angle lens and 40x optical zoom with auto focus, the cameras pan/tilt control makes the VB-C60 ideal for a wide variety of video surveillance applications, such as indoors including retails and offices, as well as outdoor parking lots and manufacturing plants.
Motion Detection with Subject Auto-Tracking
The VB-C60 has built-in motion detection capability allowing you to set up to four motion detection areas with varying levels of sensitivity. When subject motion (a change in pixels) is detected, the camera can be set to pan and tilt to follow the subject's movement. Pre-recorded audio can also be set to playback.
Image Upload and Email Notification
When subject motion is detected or if an external sensor is triggered, the camera is equipped to automatically send the images to a desired location via FTP/HTTP/SMTP (email). You can, for example, have the camera automatically send the images to a mobile phone or email address.
Panorama Image Creation and Preset Tour
The VB-C60 offers a panorama view in which the entire viewing range can be seen as one image. The desired view can be selected by moving a "scope" box over any area in the panorama window. This makes it easy for the user to quickly move the camera to a particular spot, within the cameras range. Pre-registered presets or views can be individually selected. A "preset tour" can then be setup to cycle though the pre-sets at specified at intervals.
Data Encoding and Transmission with DIGIC NET Processing
The VB-C60 has a variety of control features:
Powwerful DIGIC NET Processor
The VB-C60 performs all image processing and encoding with a powerful, proprietary hardware-based compression and engine called DIGIC NET. Cameras that process or encode images via PC software use a lot of CPU power, which results in lowered frame rate. With the DIGIC NET, each step of the image capture, processing, encoding, and transmission process uses virtually zero PC CPU power.
Simultaneous Data Distribution
The VB-C60 can simultaneously deliver both M-JPEG and MPEG-4 video in high quality VGA size (640 x 480) at the maximum frame rate of 30fps- with no loss in frame rate, unlike many competing models. The high image quality of M-JPEG video is suited for live monitoring; while for recording MPEG-4 is ideal for recording due to its smaller file size and lighter network load. Furthermore, the camera supports IPsec and performs onboard data encryption without any loss in frame rate. Each camera offers support for up to 30 simultaneous clients (users accessing and viewing video images at the same time).
The VB-C60 can distribute M-JPEG images in three sizes simultaneously (640 - 480, 320 - 240, 160 - 120). This comes in handy for image upload mobile devices. The 320 x 240 size is useful when monitoring multiple cameras on a single screen, and 640 x 480 is ideal for saving when high image quality is desired.
Recorded Stream Functionality
In addition to basic live video streaming, the VB-C60 is able to stream recorded video. This feature is useful when recorded images are viewed after the fact (rather than live) and can greatly minimizes the chance of dropped frames due to data transmission interruptions.
If there is a break in data transmission, live frames from that period are typically not sent, resulting in lost frames until the connection resumes. The VB-C60's Recorded Stream Functionality enables the camera to retain and send the frames from that period to the recording server when the connection resumes. When playing back the recorded video, all frames are included, at the proper frame rate (up to 10fps).
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The VB-C60 can transmit and receive audio in real time from an authorized networked PC. Simultaneous two-way audio allows administrators logged in to the Admin Viewer web interface, to listen in on a camera site, make announcements to the scene of the camera, or do both at the same time.
IEEE 802.3af compliant Power over Ethernet (PoE)
The VB-C60 supports IEEE 802.3af compliant Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology, which allows the use of a single LAN cable to both power the camera and transfer video and audio data when connected to a PoE switch. Because a power cable is not required, the camera can be installed at sites without readily accessible AC outlets. And because PoE eliminates the cost of running expensive power cabling to the device, installation costs are kept to a minimum. There is no need for additional electrical constructions once you connect the camera to a PoE switch. In addition, the VB-C60 can be powered using an external power supply (AC24V / DC12V) using the supplied connector. It can also be powered with Canon's optional AC adapter (PA-V17).
The base of the VB-C60 is equipped with built-in terminals for connection to various external devices:
1. Power Connection Socket
Connect the camera to an external power supply or AC adapter (not included). The terminal accepts 12 volts DC power or 24 volts AC power.
2. 10/100 Base-T LAN Connector
Connect the camera to the network with an RJ-45 cable. The VB-C300 integrates the PoE (Power over Ethernet) functionality, so the power can be supplied to the camera via the LAN cable from a PoE Power Injector or an IEEE 802.3af-compliant PoE midspan or switch.
3. Audio Input Terminal
Use this terminal to connect a microphone to the camera. The Administrator can then monitor the audio at the camera site from a remote location.
4. Line Out Terminal
Use this terminal to connect a speaker to the camera. Audio can be sent to the camera by the Administrator from a remote location.
5. External Device I/O Terminals
The camera has two input and one output terminals for the external devices, such as sensors or alarms.
Browser Based Camera Setting Page
The settings page is a web-accessible page that allows you to change VB-C60 camera settings through your web browser. The interface of the VB-C60's settings page builds upon those of previous models, and takes ease of use and navigation to the next level.
Web Viewer and VB Admin Tools
The VB-C60 comes with a built-in Web Viewer for live monitoring and basic camera control, such as controlling the camera's PTZ movements. Because this software can be set to no user authentication and can be distributed to the public, it's ideal for webcasting over the net.
The VB Admin Tools are a set of tools the camera administrator can use to make adjustments to camera settings such as motion detection and a log viewer. The VB Initial Settings Tool sets up the network environment for your camera and connects it to the network.
"VK-Lite" Recording Software
The VB-C60 comes bundled with network video recording software VK-Lite, a software application that lets you monitor, record, and play back images from up to four cameras from a single screen. The camera comes with everything you need to start monitoring and recoding straight out of the box -- there is no need to buy additional software.
Browser Access Restriction
The VB-C60 provides three levels of user access to ensure security. In addition to the Administrator who has control of the entire system, users can be divided into registered users (Authorized) and general users (Anonymous). Each type of user has access to different monitoring functions and camera control as specified by the administrator. The most basic level of access (general users) doesn't require registration making the VB-C60 suited for webcasting applications, too.
IPsec (IP security) is a set of protocols for securing IP communications by encrypting data streams. IPsec secures the data flow to and from the camera, and ensures that only authorized users have access
The VB-C60 can be placed in an upright position or mounted on the ceiling by simply changing the setting. The bottom of the camera has a 1/4" thread for mounting.
Item Code: 2812B004
Video Signal: Conforms to NTSC
Image Sensor: 1/4-inch CCD (primary color filter)
Total Number of Pixels: Effective 310,000
Scanning Method: Progressive
Day mode : 0.7lux (F1.6, color, 1/30 sec.)
Night mode: 0.2lux (F1.6, monochrome, 1/30 sec.)
With Indoor dome housing VB-RD51S-S (smoked)
Day mode : 1.4lux (F1.6, color, 1/30 sec.)
Night mode: 0.4lux (F1.6, monochrome, 1/30 sec.)
Imaging Modes: Day Mode, Night Mode
Focusing: Auto / One-shot AF / Manual / Fixed focus at infinity (for dome use), Length : f=3.4 ~ 136.0mm
Aperture: Auto Iris
Lens: Focal Length: 3.4mm to 136mm
Zoom: 40x Optical Zoom with AF (digital 4x)
Viewing Angle: Horizontal field of view : 55.8° (W) ~ 1.5 (T), Vertical field of view : 43.3° (W) ~ 1.1 (T)
Pan Angle Range: 340° (±170°)
Tilt Angle Range: Upright: 115° (-25° ~ 90°), Ceiling-mounted: 115° (-90° ~ 25°)
Moving Speed: Pan: Max.150°/sec., Tilt: Max. 150°/sec.
Infrared Cut Filter: Power-driven insertion / removal (in conjunction with switching Day mode - Night mode)
Night Mode: Yes
White Balance: Auto / One-shot / Preset / Manual
Operating System: Linux
IPv4: TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, FTP (server/ client), SNMP(MIB2)*, SMTP (client), DHCP (client), DNS (client), ARP, ICMP, POP3, NTP, SMTP authentication, WV-HTTP (from Canon)
IPv6: TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, FTP (server/client), HTP, SMTP (client), DNS (client), ARP, ICMPv6, POP3, NDP, NTP, SMTP authentication, WV-HTTP (from Canon)
*SNMP (MIB2) is compliant with RFC1213
Video Compression Method: JPEG (Motion-JPEG for video) / MPEG-4, Simultaneous distribution is available
Video Compression Rate: NTSC: 0.1fps to 30fps
Sound Compression Method: G.711 µ-law (64kbps)
Output Image Size: FTP / HTTP / SMTP (e-mail), Camera's buffer memory: Max. approx. 6MB, Frame Rate: Max. 10fps
Display Image Size: 640 x 480, 320 x 240, 160 x 120, Multisize image distribution: JPEG only
Server: HTTP, FTP, WebView Livescope SDK v2.2
Log Management: Syslog format
Camera Control: 3 user levels available (Administrator / Authorized users / Anonymous users). Max. 50 user names and passwords can be registered.
Connection Restrictions: Access control (user name & password) / IP address restriction (IPv4) / Restriction on the number of simultaneous client access
Network: LAN x 1 (RJ45, 100Base-TX (Auto / Full duplex / Half-duplex))
Display LED: Yes
Main Unit Interface:
Network Terminal: LAN x 1 (RJ45, 100Base-TX (Auto / Full duplex / Half-duplex)) IEEE802af compliant
Audio Input Terminal: 3.5 monaural mini-jack connecter LINE IN x 1 (for amplifier microphone) or MIC IN x 1 (for microphone w/o amplifier)
Audio Output Terminal: 3.5 monaural mini-jack connecter LINE OUT x 1 (for amplifier speaker)
External Device: I/O Terminal, Input x 2, Output x 2
Dimensions: 142 x 142 x 149 mm (5.59 x 5.59 x 5.87 inch) (W x D x H), Main unit only. excluding rubber feet
Weight: Approx. 840g (approx. 1.852 lbs.)
Operating Environment: Temperature: -10 ~ 50°, Humidity: 20 ~ 85%RH (no condensing)
PoE: PoE power supply via LAN connector (IEEE802.af compliant)
AC Adapter: optional PA-V17 (100VAC)
External Power Supply: 24VAC / 12VDC (using a supplied power connecter *non-polar)
Power Consumption: With PoE: Max. approx. 9W, With optional AC Adapter PA-V17: Max. approx. 13W
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